As previewed at Mobile World Congress, the new BlackBerry® Browser will be based on the WebKit rendering engine. This change will enhance the browsing experience for BlackBerry users and will enable developers to deliver rich web content and applications that take advantage of WebKit. At WES 2010, we showed a sneak peek of BlackBerry® 6 and the new WebKit-based browser, highlighting some of the enhancements that it will bring that will change the way you develop web applications for the BlackBerry® smartphone.
Now that my colleague Michael has blogged about the BlackBerry Browser development process – including the new browser’s great performance on standard HTML5 and CSS3 tests – I’d like to give you, our developer community, the chance to ask us your questions about WebKit. My colleagues and I are currently hard at work creating learning resources such as reference guides, white papers and sample code for BlackBerry 6. We are looking forward to providing our developers with helpful guidance on topics such as:
- What can I expect from WebKit on BlackBerry?
- How can I prepare my web content for BlackBerry 6?
- What types of applications can I create when WebKit is ready?
- How and where should I start?
- How can I apply the Super Apps principles to my web applications?
Keeping the above in mind, post a comment and let us know if there’s anything else you’d like to learn about!